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Present Meets Past At the Shaifer House on Holly Hill- Port Gibson, MS
April 21 @ 10:00 amFree
Present Meet Past At the Shaifer House on Holly Hill
Living History | First Person Interpretations | Historical Demonstrations
Free to the General public Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m
Experience the Unique Cultural value and rich
history surrounding the Shaifer House
Make plans to attend the Present Meets the Past day at the Shaifer House on Holly Hill. This is your opportunity to step back in time and catch a glimpse of life during the 1850’s – 1870’s on a Mississippi farm.
Come watch living history skits and rst person interpretations of 19th-century era events that occurred on the house site. As you stroll the grounds and tour the restored Shaifer House, let the reenactments transport you to that unique time in our history. Enjoy period music and demonstrations of blacksmithing, wooden bowl and African tapestry making, and much, much more.
The Shaifer House was constructed in 1826 and is designated a National Historic Landmark. Today it is owned by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The house is located on the Port Gibson Battle eld site in Claiborne County where the rst shots of the battle of Port Gibson were red. These shots were the beginning of the Vicksburg Civil War campaign.
A shuttle service will be available to the public free of charge from the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church located at 1144 Rodney Road in Port Gibson.
Directions to Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church:
- Head south on Church Street (Highway 61) in Port Gibson
- Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto Carrol Street (0.2 mile)
- Continue onto Rodney Road (1.1 mile)
- Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church will be on the left
Event Sponsors: Friends of the Port Gibson Battle eld Committee (Port Gibson Heritage Trust), Claiborne County Economic Development, MS Department of Archives and History, Blue Barn Theatre, Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, Entergy Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, MS Humanities Council, the United States Colored Troops of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Vicksburg Military Park, and Claiborne County.
Friends of the Port Gibson Battlefield Committee Chairman Jim Harrison Like us on FaceBook cell: 612.845.2599
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